Liverpool v Fulham: EPL Preview, Stats, Team News, Predicted Line-ups and Kick-Off Time

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Liverpool v Fulham: The Reds will travel to newly promoted Fulham on Saturday at noon to start their bid for a 20th Premier League championship.

Liverpool v Fulham: EPL Preview, Stats, Team News, Predicted Line-ups and Kick-Off Time
Liverpool v Fulham: EPL Preview, Stats, Team News, Predicted Line-ups and Kick-Off Time.

In this article, we will provide you with information on when and how to watch Liverpool’s Premier League debut against Fulham on Saturday at Craven Cottage.

The Reds narrowly missed winning the title last season by one point to Manchester City, and they’ll be motivated to start the new season well.

When the two teams last faced off during the 2020–21 season, Jurgen Klopp was twice frustrated by Fulham as Liverpool was restricted to just a point in west London before suffering an Anfield loss. However, Liverpool hasn’t suffered a loss at Craven Cottage since Clint Dempsey’s injury-time goal eliminated an Andy Carroll and Jay Spearing-led Reds team there in 2011.

Fulham performed admirably under Marco Silva to earn rapid promotion back to the Premier League, and they’ll be expecting to continue that success in the upcoming campaign.

The first significant obstacle to Fulham’s return to the English top division has arrived. The 2022–23 Premier League’s first matchday will include this contest against Liverpool. You can find all the details on this Premier League game right here, including the date, time, and TV channel where you can watch it live or stream it. Tune in to fuboTV (Free Trial) if you’re in the US and fuboTV Canada if you’re in Canada.

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As the EFL Champions, Fulham officially rejoins the Premier League ahead of the 2022-2023 season.

The challenging objective facing the Marco Silva-led club is to maintain their place in the English premier league. Additionally, their debut will be against the runners-up from the previous season.

Liverpool, though, has still another significant obstacle. Jurgen Klopp’s squad must perform better than the Reds did last year. As they had already won the Community Shield championship against Manchester City, they would want to build on that momentum.

Team News

Liverpool team news

Despite signing a new long-term contract with Liverpool, Diogo Jota is unlikely to play anytime soon due to a thigh injury. After suffering an injury while serving his country, backup goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher is slated to miss the first few weeks of warming the bench, while first-choice Alisson is anticipated to return after serving a viewing brief for the Community Shield last weekend.

Liverpool v Fulham: EPL Preview, Stats, Team News, Predicted Line-ups and Kick-Off Time
Liverpool v Fulham: EPL Preview, Stats, Team News, Predicted Line-ups and Kick-Off Time.

The lengthy injury history of English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has gained another chapter after the player suffered a “serious” hamstring injury in preseason.

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Fulham team news

Joe Bryan, the star of Fulham’s previous promotion attempt in 2020, is recovering from a metacarpal fracture and won’t be available for the match on opening weekend. At the end of July, Nathaniel Chalobah was forced to abandon a friendly game behind closed doors after suffering an injury, casting doubt on his participation.

Harry Wilson’s knee injury on the season’s opening day prevented the 25-year-old from reuniting with his former team and robbed Fulham of the Championship’s top assist-provider from the previous campaign.

Given the absence of disruption a quick trip across London would bring, Silva might give former Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno his professional debut soon after the goalie’s acquisition.

Predicted Lineups

Liverpool Starting 11: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Diaz

Fulham Starting 11: Leno; Mbabu, Tosin, Ream, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed, Cairney; De Cordova-Reid, Mitrovic, Kebano

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Liverpool vs. Fulham

  • Location: London, England
  • Stadium: Craven Cottage
  • Kick-off Time: 12:30 BST / 07:30 EST / 04:30 PST
  • VAR: Stuart Attwell
  • Referee: Andy Madley

How to watch Liverpool vs. Fulham

For the opening match of the 2022–23 Premier League, Fulham will take on Liverpool. For US viewers, fuboTV (Free Trial) will be offering live streaming of this Premier League match which will kick off on August 6. Watch it on fuboTV Canada if you’re in Canada. The US also has SiriusXM FC and Peacock as choices.

  • Channel: BT Sport 1
  • Channel: BT Sport Ultimate
  • Streaming Service: BT Sport
  • Broadcast Time: 11:30 (BST)

Prediction

Following their final preseason match, Silva was questioned about Fulham’s preparations and gave a direct and depressing response: “We, as a squad, are not ready.”

Few clubs, regardless of the precautions they take, have recently proven incapable of defeating Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool; the most recent to fail was Manchester City, the defending Premier League winners, just last Saturday.

Liverpool v Fulham: EPL Preview, Stats, Team News, Predicted Line-ups and Kick-Off Time

The idea that the second-tier champs might perform even worse this weekend is hardly an absurd one.

Prediction: Fulham 0-3 Liverpool

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